ECN publication
Proefopstelling PV-geïntegreerde zonwering
Kaan, H.F.; Pernot, C.E.E.
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Wind Energy 1-1-2000
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--00-016 ECN publication
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For the renovation of a laboratorium building at ECN (Netherlands EnergyResearch Foundation) in Petten, Netherlands, a facade was added in which PV and sunshades are integrated in an innovative manner. The PV facade will be financially supported by the European Union and Novem. In order to limit the risks concerning construction and daylight effects as much as possible, computer simulations were carried out by TNO-TUE in the design phase. After that a mockup was made of one facade section and measurements were carried out. An account of these measurements is given in a TNO report, included in this document and providing an evaluation of the test arrangement. An important lesson may be drawn from this project. Such large-scale and innovative PV integration projects, involving large investments, should be tested using 1:1 scale models. In this way risks can be reduced and possible disappointments avoided. Although computer simulations and visualisations can provide important information, they cannot take the place of the experiences gained in the making and subjective evaluation of the test model

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